2021 A-level Results

Brighton College Abu Dhabi pupils have once again achieved outstanding A-level results and have even beaten last year’s record haul of top grades, securing 85% A*-B grades in this year’s examinations. Even more important than the raw scores, the value-added score that pupils have achieved this year is (+1.25), which yet again reflects the excellence of the school’s excellent teaching and learning.

This year’s outstanding results mean that, on average, a Brighton College Abu Dhabi pupil gains a grade and a quarter above statistical expectations and the results enable pupils to progress to the best universities around the world, with two pupils this year going up to Cambridge University and a third who has deferred his place until 2022.

Brighton College Abu Dhabi is extremely proud of the hard work and diligence of its UAE national pupils who have achieved a fantastic 83% A*- B grades.

Key Statistics 2021

A*: 28.8%

A* - A: 63.1%  

A* - B: 85.1% 

A* - C:  95.8%

Value added: +1.25

Simon Corns, Head Master of Brighton College Abu Dhabi said, “It is an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of our pupils that, despite the appalling challenges they have faced over the last two years from learning disruption, distance learning and unpredictability, that they have gone on to achieve such richly deserved distinction. Experience they engaged in at the school prior to the pandemic when they benefited from an enormous range of co-curricular activities, I am sure, has ensured that they are rounded human beings who can withstand the pressures to which young people are inevitably exposed , and more  than ever at the moment. I congratulate them all, and the excellent staff who helped them to achieve these stunningly impressive grades in the school’s tenth year of operation.”


2021 GCSE Results

Following on from announcing record A level results earlier this week, Brighton College Abu Dhabi is celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results with 33% of pupils securing top Grade 9s.

While results in STEM subjects continue to be extremely impressive, 87.3% of grades across all three Sciences were 9-7 and in Mathematics 80.2% 9-7, the school has seen tremendous distinctions in Art (71% 9-8), Drama (78% 9-8) and Design Technology 64% 9-8) this year. These results prove the teacher innovation used throughout distance learning to ensure that pupils continued to thrive in these subjects.

Key Statistics 2021

Grade 9: 33%

 Grade 9 - 8 (A*): (56%),

Grade 9 - 7 (A*-A): 77%

Grade 9 - 6 (A* - B): 92% 

Grade 9-5 (A*-C): 99.9%

Simon Corns, Head Master of Brighton College Abu Dhabi commented, “This year’s GCSE results at Brighton College Abu Dhabi are outstanding, and after nearly two years of really difficult circumstances, our pupils thoroughly deserve them. GCSEs form the basis of further study and a good number of our pupils will be staying on to choose from the twenty-four subjects on offer at our outstanding Sixth Form, ensuring they have the best chances of following previous year groups who have gone on to top universities around the world. I pay warm tribute to our wonderful pupils and to their outstanding teachers who, together have secured these fantastic results.”